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Cornish pasty versus Danish pastry

Published 15/04/2011 | 14:02

A Briton has set up a Cornish Pasty shop in Copenhagen
A Briton has set up a Cornish Pasty shop in Copenhagen

The home of the Danish pastry has been invaded by the Cornish pasty.

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For 30 Krone (£3.50) the residents of Copenhagen can now get their hands on the fast-food favourite after an expatriate Cornishman set up what he claims is the first shop of its kind in the Scandinavian country.

Jason Mather, a former RAF serviceman from St Austell, has set up the Cornish Pasty House in the city's Latin Quarter, selling pasties made by Crantock Bakery near Newquay and shipped across the North Sea.

"Denmark is famous for its bakeries but they mostly specialise in sweet products," said Mr Mather, who has lived in Denmark for 15 years and worked as a hospital porter before opening the shop.

"We sell a lot of pasties and sausage rolls to the expats from English-speaking countries such as Britain, Ireland and Australia. The Danish have really taken to them."

At the beginning of last month the Cornish pasty was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Union, meaning only pasties made in Cornwall to a specific recipe can be called "Cornish".

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